Two men known to police are facing multiple charges following a string of motor vehicle break-ins along Sippewissett Road, and more charges could follow.
Brandon S. Pottle, 19, of Palmer Avenue, and 18-year-old Joshua M. Lauzon of Spring Bars Road were apprehended at 3:02 AM Wednesday. Mr. Pottle and Mr. Lauzon were held at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility pending their arraignment yesterday in Falmouth District Court.
Mr. Pottle was charged with 24 counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle/boat in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony, three counts larceny under $250, two counts larceny over $250, and one count receiving stolen property over $250. He was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.
Mr. Lauzon was charged with 20 counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle/boat in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony, three counts larceny under $250, two counts breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime to commit a felony, two counts receiving stolen property over $250, and one count larceny over $250. He was also ordered held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.
Both suspects are scheduled to return to court on January 10 for pretrial hearings.
Court documents stated that while he [Joshua Lauzon] was being booked on charges connected to the motor vehicle break-ins, he taunted the booking officer with this fact, stating, “I beat your last case because you couldn’t get your [expletive] together!”
Court and police reports stated that Patrolmen Davis Massi and Joshua Oliver were dispatched to the area after receiving a call from a witness and set up a perimeter. While patrolling the area, Patrolman Paul Stefanelli allegedly spotted the two suspects, who then fled into the woods. Ptl. Stefanelli ordered the men to stop and they did.
When asked what they were doing in the area, the men allegedly claimed they were out for a walk.
Court documents stated that Mr. Lauzon had a black backpack that he claimed he had found. The backpack allegedly contained several sets of car keys, loose change, and cooking utensils.
Over the course of the investigation, police learned that the suspects allegedly hit 21 addresses. Police believe the men began their alleged spree on Ter Heun Drive, crossed Myrick Drive onto Hillcrest Drive, which turns into Burnham Drive before connecting to Sippewissett Road, where the majority of the break-ins occurred.
One break-in was also reported on Cachalot Lane, which is near the eastern end of Sippewissett Road, and police believe that incident is also part of the spree.
Lieutenant Brian L. Reid said this was still an active investigation, one that could connect the suspects to criminal activity elsewhere in town. “They are suspects in a number of other cases,” including an arson case, he said.
Mr. Lauzon was also arraigned yesterday on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle, stemming from an alleged motor vehicle theft from in front of the Conference Table on Worcester Court on November 18.
Mr. Pottle is currently on probation following his November 13 conviction on charges of assault and disorderly conduct. His bail on a case out of Plymouth District Court was revoked as a result of this latest arrest.
Mr. Lauzon was last in court in October, when he was found not guilty on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony, vandalizing property, and larceny from a building.
Court documents stated that while he was being booked on charges connected to the motor vehicle break-ins, he taunted the booking officer with this fact, stating, “I beat your last case because you couldn’t get your [expletive] together!”